Breast Lift (Mastopexy) - Melbourne, AU
- doubledees au
- updated 10 months ago
Having considered and researched this procedure...
- 12 Feb 2013
Having considered and researched this procedure (post children) for 5 yrs I finally went ahead with it. Like most women considering this procedure I was unhappy with the "saggy" over stretched and well used breasts (breast feeding, fluctuation over yrs in weight up/down be it from pregnancy or lifestyle).
About me: 32 yr old woman - Mother of 2 (11 and 4 yrs) - 156 cms tall / petite build - Weight at time of operation 53kgs (max weight full term pregnant with 2nd child 68 kgs) - Bra sz at time of operation 12 DD/E (largest sz post baby 12GG)
Personal goals: perkier breasts / natural. I have a very realistic view on what I was requiring and the realistic outcome. Scarring, size.... etc. My biggest point when considering any surgery is remember if you are basing your outcome on glossy mags don't! Remember photoshop plays a big part.
Outcome and life changing?... well I'm only 13 days post op this far, so a little early to say. So far very happy with my decision. It has not been a straight forward recovery. However not a night mare either. I was unlucky enough to get a haemotoma under my left breast. 13 days post op and it has become larger, I am booked to see him again in a few days to discuss draining it. Really no biggy :) Been closely monitored and informed. I have a fantastic surgeon.
What I wish I knew pre op? Well one thing I didn't know that concerned me for several days was the "flaps of skin" known as dog tags that occur post op in most cases under the breasts (very normal!!) I was unaware until just this morning that this was normal and that I would be going back in (hospital) in around the 6 month mark to have them removed. Again now I know, Im fine but I was a little worried about them (visually) before I knew. NO STRESS it's normal and will be fixed :)
Cost in AU dollars $10800.00
Medicare rebate of approx $1400.00
20% of out of pocket Medical expenses claimable at Tax time
Plus any private health insurance claimable. As I only have extras on health insurance I was unable to claim. But in most cases there will be approx $2000 that can be claimed back.
The surgery its self: Day surgery - Admitted at...
- 15 Feb 2013
Day surgery - Admitted at 8am home by 2pm
Pain... I liken it to the same feeling as when your milk "comes in" after giving birth. Not painful in the least.
Post Op meds:
Anti nausea meds when required
Panadol 4 hrly for approx 3 days - more of a precaution I think ;)
Antibiotics- precautionary mesure incase of infection
Bromelain capsules (plant extract "bromiliade") for imflamation and swelling
Google search and Registered Plastic Surgeons Board.